KDEREVIEW: nowplaying dataengine and applet for plasma
huntedhacker at tiscali.co.uk
Fri Jan 25 23:10:51 GMT 2008
At Friday 25 January 2008 10:51 pm, you wrote:
> I can't imagine we still need to have separate implementation for all
> If there is not yet standard multimedia dbus interface for doing this in fd.o,
> we probably should make it one now.
There is: MPRIS. Which this dataengine supports. The design is a little daft (three different objects with different methods, but the same interface name). But it's there. Still, only one player actually uses it (Audacious). There are rumours Amarok 2 will support it. VLC 0.9.0 should support it.
These should all work instantly with this applet, providing they follow the spec (Audacious deviates slightly in some areas).
Interestingly, there's a KMediaPlayer dbus interface in kdelibs which, as far as know, no players support (certainly Juk doesn't).
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